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Year Ending June 4, 1897.
LA GRANGE, N. C.
BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS.
GOLDSBORO, N. C.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Geo. D. Green,
Secretary and Treasurer.
Col. J. F. Bruton,
Hon. F. A. Woodard,
Elder P. D. Gold,
Judge H. G. Connor,
Geo. D. Green,
THIS SEMINARY for young ladies was established
in 1SS6 by the Principal, who brought to it an ex-
perience dating from 1865. Such an institution was
needed in Eastern North Carolina, and it met with pub-
lic favor in the beginning. Its growth has been regu-
lar and healthy. Its work is thorough, practical and of
such character as to win public favor. Its management
has been such that a growing reputation has marked
its career. The improved methods of education and the
demands of a progressive age are found in this school.
Honest work is its policy. It can fulfill its promises
and proposes in a quiet, earnest way to make of its
pupils cultured, christian women.
Efforts have been made and will continue to be used
to have this Seminary stand second to none in splendid
equipment and good management. It relies strictly on
merit as it has no money endowment, no church backing.
The continually increasing patronage, won by its ex-
cellence, is a sure guarantee of its appreciation by the
public. Its catalogue is published to give definite and
DURING the past year the business men and citizens
of Wilson, realizing that the progress of a town
is due in a great measure to the educational ad-
vantages it can offer, coupled with push and tact, con-
ceived the plan of erecting suitable brick buildings with
all modern conveniences and invited the principal of
Kinsey Seminary to move his school to their town. To
meet the increasing demand on him for better advan-
tages that the Seminary must offer to cope with other
institutions he accepted their offer and the Fall Term of
1897 will open in a two-story brick building, with electric
lights, water, completely sewered and heated by steam.
Expense will not be spared to make it equal if not supe-
rior to any school building in the State.
It will have a large chapel and art room, society halls,
dining room and principal's residence all under the same
roof and attached to the same building an auditorum
that will seat 500.
COURSE OF STUDY.
Arithmetic, (Wentworth ).
English Grammar, (Harvey).
English Grammar, (Harvey).
Latin, (Collar & Daniel).
English History, (Montgomery)
Review of Geography, (Frye)
Algebra, ( Wentworth V
Latin, (Collar & Daniel).
Euglish History, (Montgomery).
Physical Geography, (Houston).
Latin (Csesar), or German.
English Literature, (Shaw).
L T . S. History, (Chambers).
Civil Government, (Finger).
Latin (Sallust), or German.
English Literature, (Shaw).
U. S. History, (Chambers).
Amer. Literature, (B. Matthews)
Latin (Virgil), or German.
General History, (Meyer).
Amer. Literature, (B. Matthews).
Latin Prose (Arnold), or German.
General History, (Meyer).
Review of Arithmetic.
English Grammar, (Harvey), to Syntax. Arithmetic, (Wentworth), to
Compound Quantities. Arithmetic, (Stoddard). Geography, (Frye).
U. S. History.
Spelling, Reading, Composition, Penmanship and Sight Singing.
COURSE IN READING.
Rime of the Ancient Mariner; Cotter's Saturday Night; Evangeline.
Goldsmith's Deserted Village, and The Traveller ; Roger de Coverly;
Lady of the Lake.
Shakespeare's Plays — Julius C:esar, Macbeth, Merchant of Venice, King
Lear, As You Like It.
American Prose and Poetry.
This reading is done in class and a systematic study is made of each
subject. The object is not to read a certain number of books but to create
a taste for good literature. Other works are interspersed at the discretion
of the teacher.
REMARKS ON COURSE OF STUDY.
LONG experience has convinced us that it is a diffi-
cult task to give each pupil the kind of work suited
to her individual capacities and just enough of it
so as not to interfere with the time needful for rest and
physical culture. Educators agree that it is not the
number of books that makes the scholar, but the char-
acter of the work done. We advise students not to
take more than four studies at one time, besides music
and painting. Six or eight studies, taken in one ses-
sion, generally result in a strain of the faculties beyond
their normal capacity. "Young ladies often come out
of school with shattered health and unfit for life and its
pleasures. This is faulty school work. Education
means no such thing. It means mental discipline and
moral training. These are by no means incompatible
with physical government and good health. 1 ' Our
course of study has been carefully prepared and when
completed fits a girl for admission into the best colleges,
or prepares her for teaching. "Memorized facts do not
make scholars, it is mental training, power of concen-
tration and love for study. These we consider the
essential qualifications for graduation, whether obtained
by a long or short school connection. Our motto is
thorough, rather than rapid, work. We prefer that
our girls leave school patient and persevering in study,
capable of independent thought rather than have their
young minds crammed with facts.' 1
Primary Class. — Peter's Copy Book; Kullak's Finger
Exercises; Kohler's Practical Method, Op. 249; Scales;
Kohler's Twelve Little Studies; Studies by Loeschorn.
First Class. — Kullak's Finger Exercises; Duvernoy's
Ecole de Mechanism books 1, 2 and 3; Kohler's Practical
Method, Op. 249 books 2 and 3; Scales.
Second Class. — Bertini's Studies, Op. 29 books 1 and
2; Heller, Op. 45 books 1 and 2; Scales; Palmer's Primer;
Czerny's Octave Studies.
Third Class. — Schmitt-Faelten Preparatory Exer-
cises; Berweni's School of Velocity, Op. 61; Turner's Oc-
tave Studies; Bach's Little Preludes and Fugues; Cramer-
Von Bulow Etudes; History of Music.
Fourth Class. — Czerny, Op. 740; Turner's Octaves,
Op. 28; Bach's Two and Three Part Inventions; Scales,
Arpeggios; History of Music.
In connection with the above, Kuklau's, dementi's,
Dussek's, Haydn's, Mozart's, and Beethoven's Sonatas
and other compositions, both classical and modern, are
given throughout the course.
Believing that the singing voice is a sacred gift to be
held in trust for the happiness of others, we have en-
deavored to place within the reach of our pupils the
very best instruction from a teacher of experience and
considerable training. To this end a two year's course
in voice cultivation has been arranged. Purity of tone
and clear enunciation are the features of most impor-
tance and will be given close attention.
Natural tone production, independence of jaw and
tongue; relaxation of throat muscles; breathing exer-
cises; scale practice; English songs for distinct articu-
Tone production and breathing exercises (continued);
six week's course in Italian; exercises from Nava, Con-
cone Seiber, Panofka Marchesi, and Bordogni for culti-
vating flexibility of voice, Italian and German songs;
COURSE IN ART DEPARTMENT.
Shades and Shadows.
Drawing from Casts.
Pen and Ink Drawing.
Crayon work, or Pastel Studies.
Drawing from Casts.
Oil paintings (still life), or Water Colors.
Crayon work and pastel studies.
Time sketches in black and white and color.
Oil Painting, or Water Colors.
Pastel or Crayon.
RATES FOR YEAR.
Board and Tuition 8150.00.
Above covers Tuition in Latin and German.
Pupils desiring to take Instrumental Music, Drawing
and Painting, and Special Yocal Lessons, will be charged
extra at following rates:
Instrumental Music §30.00
Drawing 30. 00
Painting 30. 00
Vocal Lessons 30.00
Tuition for resident pupils 30 .00
Use of piano, one hour each day, per year. . 5.00
More than two extras with literary work should not
Charges begin from date of entrance. Deductions
made in cases of protracted illness. An advance pay-
ment for one fourth of year's expense must be made,
or satisfactory reference given if indulgence should be
PAYMENTS, WHEX MADE.
When statements are received, make no delay in
Wilson is in Wilson County, N. C, on the Coast Line
and Southern Railroads, 108 miles from Wilmington,
55 from Raleigh, 141 from Richmond and 140 from Nor-
folk. It is of easy access by rail and telegraph from
almost all parts of the country. Location is healthy and
climate pure. Dr. Albert Anderson in his report to the
Superintendent of Health, Dr. Nathan Anderson, April
27, 1896, says: ' k In making a quantitative bacteriolo-
gical analysis of the sample of water collected by you
on 25th inst., I find only 154 bacteria to the cubic
centimetre. This with other tests shows that the water
from the city water system is good."
CHARACTER OF SCHOOL.
The Kinsey Seminary is a female boarding school.
As the object in teaching is thoroughness the greatest
care is used in selecting teachers; none but competent
ones are employed. We give girls a thorough prepara-
tion for the higher classes of colleges, or fit them for
successful work as teachers.
The Kinsey Seminary is the only Female Boarding
School in Eastern North Carolina in which girls are re-
quired to wear the prescribed uniform of the school.
The School is strictly non-sectarian. Our patrons are
representatives of almost all the religious denominations,
and our teachers are selected on the ground of compe-
tency regardless of church relations.
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DESIGN OF THE SCHOOL.
It is the design of the Principal to meet a recognized
want in some places, and one fast gaining ground in
others, of a school in which young ladies are taught
subjects, not books. It will be his constant aim to teach
them in such a way that when they leave the Kinsey
Seminary, they will know some things well. If they
desire to attend college, they will be prepared when
they go to enter college classes. It is intended to em-
ploy and retain only those teachers who know the differ-
ence between theory and practice, teaching and hearing
Parents cau not over-estimate the advantage of board-
ing pupils in the School. They receive constant atten-
tion, are not interrupted in their work, are under re-
straint of regulations conducive to good habits, and
receive instruction in many things not offered to day
pupils. Their improvement in mind and manners is so
much greater that the Principal reserves the right to
refuse to receive those from a distance as day scholars
whose reasons for boarding in town are not satisfactory
We have found the plan of uniforming the girls per-
fectly satisfactory to the students and patrons, and it
has elicited the admiration of the public. It obviates the
difficulty of invidious distinction in dress, it saves ex-
pense, it saves time, it saves thought and reserves it for
other and higher uses.
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In preparing a young lady's wardrobe for Kinsey
Seminary, it will not be necessary to furnish an extra
dress to be worn on special occasions. The uniform
supplies this need and is worn whenever the pupil
leaves the school for church or in any school capacity,
except a few weeks at the beginning in September and
a few weeks at the close in May. In leaving home all
that will be needed in the way of wearing apparel, will
be a supply of good, neat clothing for every day use in
the school- rooms, rubber shoes, gossamer, umbrella.
The uniform will be made in Wilson. On entering
school each boarder must have measure taken and de-
posit $10.00 for dress and hat.
The discipline is parental but firm. We employ none
but female teachers, who by the advice of the Principal
and Lady Principal, maintain authority and enforce all
needful requirements. In the management of obstinate
pupils appeals are made to their reason, their affection
and lady-like sense of* propriety. Boarders are consid-
ered members of the family, treated as ladies and are
expected to act as such. Pupils committed to our care
will be watched over and attended in health or in sick-
ness, in school or out of school, with the same careful
solicitude bestowed upon our own daughters. We use
discipline as a means to an end. Our rules are few and
simple such as experience has shown necessary to make
instruction thorough and develop the mind and charac-
ter of our pupils.
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ADMISSION OF PUPILS.
Pupils will be received at any time during the session
and will be charged at regular specified rates from date
of entrance. It is very essential to the progress of
pupils that they be present promptly on the day of open-
ing. No one will be received for a shorter period than
the entire year, or the remaining portion thereof at
the time of entrance. Precaution will be used to pre-
vent the admission of any one whose example and influ-
ence might prove injurious to others. No pupil who is
found to exert an evil influence in the school who de-
rives no benefit herself and whose example is injurious,
will be retained.
In this department girls and young ladies not prepared
to enter the Academic Department will receive thor-
ough instruction in all branches intended to fit them for
admission into higher classes.
The course of study in this department embraces
English, Mathematics, Latin and German. Instruction
in all branches is thorough.
This department of the Seminary now compares fa-
vorably with such departments in other schools of the
State. The flattering notices of our exhibits at the
State and New Berne Fairs from the press and prem-
iums awarded mean something. The object of this
course is two-fold: first, the education of the mind, the
eye and the hand; second, the painting of pictures and
crayoning of portraits, enabling a young lady to employ
her time profitably and pleasantly. Art is an accom-
plishment necessary to a finished education. We invite
the attention of parents and guardians to this depart-
ment of our Seminary. In it, the methods recognized
as best and taught in the best schools will be used.
Drawing from casts and nature in pencil, charcoal and
crayon, and painting in oil and water colors will be
taught as well as the principles of perspective. Our
studio is furnished with a collection of casts and busts
which art students use free of charge.
In order that every pupil who attends the Kinsey
Seminary may be able to write a good hand, a certain
part of each day is devoted to practice in writing under
the supervision of a good teacher. In this department
the student is drilled on the principles and movements
which lay the foundation for neat, legible and rapid
writing. Young ladies who can write a beautiful busi-
ness hand, are wanted in the business departments of
trade, at the present day.
STUDY AND RECITATIONS.
When not on recitation during school hours, girls do
not study in their rooms but in the chapel under the
supervision of a teacher. At night, they are required
to spend two hours in preparing their lesson, for next
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day, which they do in the chapel, one of the teachers
being present to render assistance and keep order.
A portion of the sacred scriptures is read before the
whole school every morning accompanied with singing
and appropriate devotion. The school also enjoys the
opportunity of attending religious exercises of the differ-
ent denominations every Sunday. Whenever the girls
attend services they are accompanied by a teacher.
Our new school building, a two-story brick structure,
will have no superior in the State and possibly no equal.
It will be modern in every respect, heated by steam,
lighted by electricity and completely sewered. It will
front 126 feet on Whitehead Avenue and 121 feet on
Lee Street, and has a tower To feet high. This building-
will surmount a slight hill and will be very convenient
from the resident portion of the city.
WHAT GIRLS FURNISH.
Each pupil should bring from home the following:
one pair blankets or comforts, one pair sheets, one bed-
spread, one pillow and two pillow-cases, towels and
napkins, comb and brush.
All clothing, sheets, pillow-cases, towels and napkins
should be plainly marked with full name of pupil. We
will not be responsible for clothing not thus marked.
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ENTRANCE AND DEDUCTION.
Prompt entrance at beginning of session is earnestly
desired. The delay of a few weeks causes embarrass-
ment to a pupil entering a class somewhat advanced.
No deduction is made after the pupil is entered except
at the option of the Principal. Those who leave school
before the close of the term will be charged for board
and tuition for whole session unless the pupil is com-
pelled to leave on account of sickness.
These are made at end of each quarter and are both
written and oral. They are compulsory as to whole
class and are as important as the recitations in deter-
mining a pupil's standing in her studies. The result of
these examinations will be kept on our record book for
reference and examination by parents and guardians.
Two Literary Societies, conducted by the young
ladies of the Seminary, aid very materially in develop-
ing the mental faculties of the student, and help to
make her self-reliant and confident.
The exercises of these Societies consist of Elocutionary
Recitals, Select Readings, Epistolary Correspondence,
Essays, Original Poetry, and Criticism, interspersed
with Instrumental and Vocal Music.
VISITING AND CORRESPONDENCE,
As absence from school interferes with the welfare
and progress of the pupils, the visiting of homes or
friends under ordinary circumstances cannot be allowed.
In granting leave of absence, the Principal will be gov-
erned by general rules impartially applied to all. It is
not our desire to exclude young ladies from all social
intercourse, but experience has taught us that they can
not go into general society and attend to their studies at
the same time. Visitors coming from the homes of the
pupils and wishing to call on them must present letters
of introduction from parents or guardians. Parents
committing their daughters to our charge are respect-
fully asked to consider this and also the following:
Young ladies, while boarding in the school, will not
be allowed to attend places of amusement, except in
charge of teachers, or to spend the night out of the
school . No permission, written or otherwise, can annul
this regulation, and parents are particularly requested
not to embarrass us by sending such permission.
Correspondence with the home circle is freely en-
couraged, but not beyond this.
A deposit for books and stationery must be made
when pupils enter as the Principal cannot advance
money for them.
All communications for the Principal must be direct,
and not by messages through the pupils.
Pupils are required to retire by 10 p. m., at which
time lights are extinguished. They are also required to
put their beds in order at an early hour, after which
servants enter the rooms and do all necessary cleaning.
Daily inspection of the private rooms is made and the
occupants are expected to keep them at all times neat.
Violation of this regulation subjects the offender to de-
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merits. Calls made by friends or relatives must be an-
nounced to the Principal, or Lady Principal and formal
permission is required before the call can be received.
In no case will pupils be allowed to receive visitors in
their private rooms without permission. Borrowing of
text books, money, clothing, jewelry and other articles
is positively forbidden. Unnecessary expenditure of
money will not be countenanced. Purchasing on credit
is forbidden. Punctuality is required. Parents are
particularly requested not to send boxes of cooked vic-
tuals to their daughters.
DIRECTIONS FOR REfllTTINQ.
Send money by Draft, Check, Registered Letter or
Post Office Order. Post office orders should be made
payable to Joseph Kinsey, Principal.
Letters for^pupils should be addressed as follows:
Wilson, N. C.
Business communications should be addressed thus:
Principal Kinsey Seminary,
Wilson, N. C.
— FOR —
YEAR ENDING JUNE 4, 1897.
JOSEPH KINSEY, - Principal.
MISS ALICE HINES, Chapel Manager,
Mathematics and Latin.
MISS MARY W. MILAM,
Sciences, English, History and Trigonometry.
MISS EVA KINSEY,
Elocution, English, German and Mathematics.
MISS M. B. SWAN,
Vocal Music and Elocution.
MISS ALICE CROOM,
MISS INA KINSEY,
PUPILS FOR 1896=='97.
Evelyn Bowden Craven County.
Eva Croom Duplin County.
Ethel B. Chesson Washington County,
Abbie Carr Greene County.
Minnie Casey Wayne County.
Lillian Fields Lenoir County.
Ada Fields Pitt County.
Daisy Gray Lenoir County.
Clyde Gardner Pitt County.
Alice Grimes Martin County.
Helen Gray Lenoir County.
Gertrude Harper Harnett County.
Anna L. Howard Lenoir County.
Lillie P. Hodges Lenoir County.
Carrie Hardison Craven County.
Efpie Isler Jones County.
Lula Ives Craven County.
Theo. Kinsey Jones County.
Maude G. Koonce Perquimans County.
Kate Kinsey Craven County.
Susie Keel Pitt County.
Kate Kilpatrick Craven County.
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Annie Lane Craven County.
Sallie Loftin Duplin County.
Maggie Lane Wayne County.
Mary A. Moye Pitt County.
Julia May Wayne County.
Zona May Wayne County.
Pearle Roberts Craven County.
Nena Russell Jacksonville, Florida.
Mabel Rasberry Halifax County.
Phebe Sutton Lenoir County.
Maye Stevenson Lenoir County.
Kate Sugg Greene County.
Nina Sugg Greene County.
Sadie Sutton Lenoir County.
Susie Taylor Lenoir County.
Bessie Taylor Greene County.
Dlara Thornton Cumberland County.
Garnet Thornton Cumberland County.
Mattie Thomas Lenoir County.
Vicey Tucker Pitt County.
Eva Ward Onslow County.
Lottie Wood Lenoir County.
Lela V. Fields,
Ethel B. Chessox,
Lela V. Fields,
Carrie Hardis' >x,
Ma ltd Koonce,
Estelle Hard re,
Mary A. Move,
Anna L Howard,
GRADUATES OF 1S96=='97.
Axxa Howard. Lizzie Hadley.
Maud G. Kooxce,
Mary A. Moye,